A Dutch silver jug

  • zilveren-kan-amsterdam, Martinus Logerath, Amsterdam, 1787
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A Dutch silver jug


Martinus Logerath

Amsterdam, 1787


1,164 grams

31 cm high


This large, elegant jug with beaded borders has a partially fluted body, applied with laurel swags, headed by flower heads. The spreading circular foot with acanthus leaves is placed on a square base. The scroll handle is applied with a sequence of beads in seizes.


Martinus Logerath, who worked as a silversmith from 1767-1814, specialized in large silverware. He was born in The Hague in 1733 as son of silversmith Johannes Logerath and Johanna Wilhelmina Buys. His brother Johannes Hermanus, also a silversmith, remained active in The Hague, whereas Martinus established his workshop in Amsterdam. From 1786 he had a workshop at Egelantiersgracht. It is known that he also worked for Willem Diemont, a retailer in Amsterdam. In 1814 he seized his activities.

From his marriage with Sophia Harthoorn, with whom he lived in Laurierstraat in 1767, the year he registered as a master silversmith, his two sons are known. Eduard Martinus, also a silversmith, and Johannes Hermanus, a retailer. Unfortunately, Martinus survived his son, leaving him heirless.


In the year 1787 Martinus Logerath manufactured a beautiful oval silver tureen, which is also part of the collection Jacob J. Roosjen. Furthermore, this collection comprises a sugar bowl by this same master, made in 1793.



Associate literature:

K.A. Citroen, Amsterdamse zilversmeden en hun merken, Amsterdam, 1975, nr. 1104.

H. Vreeken, Goud en Zilver met Amsterdamse keuren, Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Zwolle, 2003, p. 452.